Some people have called for a definition of progress in terms of peace, good health, and equality rather than a progress defined in terms of aggression, exploitation and greed. It is incomprehensible when hearing policies and actions to make work, a progress that uses finite resources in pursuit of infinite growth. How obvious can it be that “trickle down” promotes exactly that definition of progress. In other words, those who follow this line of propaganda are simply whistling past the graveyard.
Reference to capitalism when one could as well have used the label tyranny is based on a society that is obsessed with money as a measure of normal.
Questions can be as important as answers to establish reality about topics that most of us haven’t absorbed.
We The People are spending too much time catering to and cleaning up after oligarchs. One area about which this is true seems to be energy production, where the air is sucked out of the room by fossil fuel industries. Support of a dirty and obsolete industry for the sake of nostalgia and inertia feels dangerous. Consider a few new ideas.—-
Maybe not forever or for everyone, but surely this seems a lifestyle that should be available. What if more communities offered de-indoctrination spaces? Would mental health improve? Could spiritual health be remembered?
Liz Cheney has acted as a supporter of democracy to an extent that caused personal harm to her, and she is anti-Choice and possibly pro-capitalist. This seems to imply that a politician who is probably pro-capitalist, has valued democracy over hierarchical privilege.
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This morning at about 9:03AM the host of C-Span made the odd assertion that Americans were “okay” with US military global occupation of foreign nations including the 70-year occupation of the Korean DMZ. Some people have continually mentioned the unprincipled imperialism by the USA, including the Monroe Doctrine and the Doctrine of Discovery that seems to have been used in spirit if not in documented FACT to excuse American aggression into foreign nations. This type of nonchalant and incorrect assertion seems to maintain indoctrination of the US public away from investigation or consideration of the warning by President George Washington to stay out of foreign nation affairs in order to best protect US national security interests. The warning by President George Washington might also diminish the paranoia and fear around the globe of other nations.
Language matters especially from bureaucracy that can shape the lives of We The People. This change in language in NYS reminds of a decades-old sit-com called Designing Women. Included in the characters was a handyman who was imminently likable and dependable but wore a perpetually worried look on his face while often punctuating his conversation with reference to his “unfortunate incarceration”. This seems to have been a subtle political statement about the times of such policies and laws as stop and frisk.
Biden ‘splains “core inflation” to America, in which the inflation rate is 0%, considering the price of somethings went up while the price of other things went down. For example, cheaper are diamonds, yachts, foreign boarding schools, and high-end vehicles. Unfortunately food, gasoline, day care, housing, health care and family vehicles are priced out of availability for the average consumer. (This isn’t necessarily a quote but more nearly a paraphrase dripping with sarcasm…and yes the use of sarcasm implies derision)
Considering the happy profits captured by Pentagon contractors reported in the commondreams link below, a thoughtful person will weigh this good fortune against the resulting human deaths that are inevitable in war zones, lost opportunities for upgrading of lifestyle for American citizens rather than producing war machines, and use of the US military personnel as placeholders who have figuratively tread water for the length of time of their service when meaningful activities could have been supported instead.
Many functioning women of 2022 lived the reality of 1969. To express this FACT to young ladies of 2022 who may have taken their human rights for granted, seems to be futile. But as one reads the real-time stories of women in 1969, the enormity of the time and place returns. We are not currently in such a position after decades of protection of a woman’s human rights. Many more people are aware of and working toward protection for half of the population, that should be a non-issue, but isn’t.
It can’t be bought.
We could begin with a voice from people with inherent rights to the Americas.
Bernie Sanders has seen a few things. Consider his views at www.berniesanders.com and listen to his thoughts about doom.
News reports suggest that Obamacare/ACA must be addressed, speaking to subsidies for increasing premiums for the public. This is universal health care but inclusive of retaining and rewarding middlemen. That we are frightened of universal health care because it is socialism, seems a definition of inanity. ACA/Obamacare appears to be a desultory and complicated type of disease care that retains privatization and pays off middlemen as the health care for people deteriorates and becomes un-affordable.
In other words, should the US public underwrite joyriders?